Tributes paid to Today FM sports commentator and 'voice of Manchester United' Tom Tyrrell
Tributes have been paid to Tom Tyrrell, a man described as the "voice of Manchester United" and a regular commentator for Today FM.
Tyrrell was well known on Today FM's Premier League Live coverage with the station's sports editor John Duggan describing him as "the voice of Man United".
Tyrrell worked with Piccadilly Radio and the BBC and tributes have been puring in from his colleagues and friends on social media.
John Duggan tweeted: "Sad to hear that Tom Tyrrell, a commentator on Premier League Live on Today FM for many years and the voice of Man United, has died. #RIP."
The BBC’s Dan Walker added: “It was a great pleasure & an education to work alongside Tom Tyrrell at Piccadilly Radio. Very sad to hear he has passed away. Thoughts with his family. He was admired by many.”
Tom Ross from talkSPORT said: “So Sad to hear that former Radio Picadilly Sports Editor & voice of Man U Tom Tyrrell has passed away. He helped me a lot in the early days #RIP”
I enjoyed working with Tom Tyrrell for many years. We will pay tribute to him on Saturday before his beloved Man United play Stoke. #RIP— John Duggan (@jduggantodayfm) January 19, 2017
It was a great pleasure & an education to work alongside Tom Tyrrell at Piccadilly Radio. Very sad to hear he has died. Admired my many.— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) January 19, 2017
So sad to report that Tom Tyrrell has passed away - friend + the voice of Manchester United over three decades at Piccadilly Radio. Top man.— Stuart Pyke (@stuartpykesport) January 19, 2017
Many tributes have been paid to ‘the voice of #mufc' for 40 yrs, radio commentator Tom Tyrrell, who passed away on Thursday.— Red Lester ☆☆☆ (@Redlester99) January 20, 2017